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Organising trade negotiating capacity at the regional level

A Caribbean case story

September 2004

Dunlop, A., Van Hove, K. and S. Szepesi. 2004. Organising trade negotiating capacity at the regional level. (ECDPM Discussion Paper 54). Maastricht: ECDPM.

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A case study of Jamaica, Barbados and the Caribbean region This paper is the result of a case study mission and interviews conducted by the authors with key stakeholders in the Caribbean (see annex 3). The authors are grateful to all the people interviewed who lent us their time, insights and expertise. We would also like to thank San Bilal and Geert Laporte for their assistance with this paper. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the ECDPM-iLEAP Workshop on How to strengthen ACP capacities for EPA negotiations?, Brussels, 24 November 2003 ( We gratefully acknowledge the financial contributions of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) to this programme 

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External authors

Adam Dunlop

Stefan Szepesi